Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for the policies and management of the Company.

The Board of Directors establishes the strategic, accounting, organiza­tio­nal and financing policies to be followed, and appoints the Executive Committee, to which the Board of Directors has delegated the operational management of the Company. Besides its non-transferable and inalienable duties pursuant to Swiss corporate law, the Board of Directors has retained certain competencies as set forth in the Company’s Internal Regulations and in a detailed tabular Annex thereto, both of which are publicly accessible on the website of Barry Callebaut. As set forth in the company’s Articles of Incorporation, no Member of the Board of Directors may hold more than 15 additional mandates, of which no more than five may be in stock-exchange-listed companies.

As of August 31, 2018, the Board of Directors consisted of eight non-executive members. Each Director is elected by the shareholders of Barry Callebaut AG at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders for a term of office of one year and may be reelected for successive terms.

The composition of the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as of August 31, 2018, is as follows:

 

Name Nationality Function Member since
Patrick De Maeseneire Belgian Chairman 2015
Jakob Baer Swiss Vice Chairman 2010
Fernando Aguirre Mexican/American Director 2013
Nicolas Jacobs Swiss Director 2012
Timothy E. Minges American Director 2013
Juergen B. Steinemann German Director 2014

Elio Leoni Sceti

Italian Director 2017
Angela Wei Dong Chinese Director 2018
Suja Chandrasekaran Indian/Australian/USA Director 2018
Markus R. Neuhaus Swiss Director 2018
Patrick De Maeseneire

Patrick De Maeseneire

Patrick De Maeseneire (1957) was appointed Chairman of the Board of Barry Callebaut AG in December 2016. He had served as Vice President of the Board since 2015.

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Jakob Baer

Jakob Baer

Jakob Baer (1944, Swiss national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2010 and Vice Chairman at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2016.

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Fernando Aguirre

Fernando Aguirre

Fernando Aguirre (1957, Mexican/American national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2013.

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Nicolas Jacobs

Nicolas Jacobs

Nicolas Jacobs (1982, Swiss national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2012.

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Timothy E. Minges

Timothy E. Minges

Timothy E. Minges (1958, American national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2013.

 

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Juergen B. Steinemann

Juergen B. Steinemann

Juergen B. Steinemann (1958, German national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2015.

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Elio Leoni Sceti

Elio Leoni Sceti

Elio Leoni Sceti (1966, Italian national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2017.

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Angela Wei Dong, Board of Directors Barry Callebaut

Angela Wei Dong

Angela Wei Dong (1973, Chinese national) was elected to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2018.

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Suja Chandrasekaran

Suja Chandrasekaran

Suja Chandrasekaran (Australian, Indian, US national) was elected to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2018.

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Markus R. Neuhaus

Markus R. Neuhaus

Markus R. Neuhaus (1958, Swiss national) was elected to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2018.

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